Srs. Sandra Margarita Sierra Flores and Marie de Lovinfosse in a moment of prayer in the Mother House Chapel in Montreal
Photo, Claire Goyette, 2010

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Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

First profession

Magnificat! On Saturday, August 16, in Yaoundé, we celebrated with Simo Fosto Estelle, Mblama Rosine and Daidouwe Jeannette as they made their first vows in the Congregation of Notre Dame. The ceremony was held under the theme "Vivre enracinées dans l'Amour du Seigneur" - Rooted in God's Love.

Marguerite Bourgeoys at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

A Modern Look at a 17th Century Woman of Commitment

All along the Saint Lawrence River, that remarkable gateway to North America, there are tributes to the builders and outstanding figures who have left their mark on the country. Just across from Île d’Orléans, at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, the paintings in the Immaculée Conception Chapel, situated in the basilica’s basement, constitute an inspiring history lesson. Here, Marguerite Bourgeoys has just been attributed a place, a place of choice... [more]

WATERBURY CATHOLIC HIGH Reunion

WATERBURY CATHOLIC HIGH: This past weekend, a 50 year Graduate of Waterbury Catholic High came to Quonnie to invite any CND's who went to OR taught at Waterbury Catholic High from 1960-64 to attend their Reunion. It is on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014: Mass @ 11:15 in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with a Luncheon immediately after at the Watertown Golf Club - 246 Guernseytown Road, Watertown.

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Prayer for the victims of trafficking

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

Let us pray…

…for men, women, and children, victims of forced labor

…for men, women, and children, abused in cotton plantations, in sweat shops, in rivers poisoned by mine exploitation

“Happy are those who hunger for justice”

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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

On 30 July 2014 the United Nations will mark the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The day is aimed at raising awareness around this global issue and to highlight the plight of the millions of women, men and children who are victims of trafficking from all corners of the world, as well as at encouraging people to take action against this crime.

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ACTION ALERT- UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

Please take a few minutes to contact your Senators and Representative this week! www.senate.govwww.house.gov 

The response by the Obama Administration and members of Congress to the influx of migrant children at the US-Mexico border becomes more worrisome by the day. The latest move is to propose changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, to speed up deportations of these children. 

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